CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has called
being born gay a blessing.
“Being born gay is one of the great
blessings of my life,” the 46-year-old Cooper told a University of
Texas audience of nearly 6,000 on Monday.
According to the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram, Cooper regaled the crowd with stories
from his 25-year career in journalism and personal life.
Cooper, who came out in 2012, also
touched on the coming out of Michael Sam, the 24-year-old football
player and NFL draft prospect.
Sam, NFL draft prospect, comes out gay.)
“We're getting to a time in the
United States where nobody can say they don't know somebody who's
gay, whether it's a family member or somebody in the public eye,”
Cooper said. “And I think that has a certain power and a certain
impact.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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